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Discussion - Women, Race, & Class Black women differed...

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Black women differed from their white counterparts according to one study “The enormous space that work occupies in Black women’s lives today follows a pattern established during the earliest days of slavery” (5). Women and men “might as well have been genderless as far as the slaveholders are concerned” (5). “in the eyes of the slaveholders, slave women were not mothers at all; they were simply instruments guaranteeing the growth of the slave labor force” (7). Men, women, and children were all “providers” for the slaveholding class, they didn’t really have a hierarchy in the slave family Black family internal deterioration Slaves adhered to strict norms and these norms differed from those governing the white family life around them. Men’s work tasks were “certainly not superior to and were hardly inferior to the work performed by the women” (18).
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